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ABOUT US
In the broadest sense, we at Lock&Stock aim to improve the education system by providing students with an incentive to voluntarily put their phones away when in class. This has been our goal from the company’s earliest days, when the application was just a theoretical concept, and will continue to be our north star for as long as Lock&Stock is in existence.
"When I was a student at the University of Iowa, my dad (Ian, who is COO and co-founder) messaged me one day while I was in class. In the spirit of full disclosure, it was a rather boring lecture, and so I responded instantly. After laughing about my lack of attention span for a while, the two of us began wondering just how many students broke their concentration whenever their phones buzzed with a notification. I looked around the class, and I noticed that this was an actual problem. Lock&Stock was born that day."
 
Craig Frenandes, CEO & CO-Founder of Lock&Stock
 
Craig Fernandes
CEO and CO-Founder

Craig was born and brought up in the United Arab Emirates, having studied at Dubai Scholars and then Saint Mary's. At 17, he moved to the United States of America to complete his education at the University of Iowa, pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Economics.

He is an avid sports fanatic, his favourite teams being Real Madrid, the Mumbai Indians and the Dallas Cowboys. When not busy with work, Craig loves to read and some of his favourite authors are Robert Kiyosaki and Richard Branson.

 
Ian Fernandes
COO and CO-Founder

Ian is an IT-industry veteran who has been associated with multi-national companies like Tech Data, APC by Schneider Electric and Emerson Network Power in various capacities. A career spanning 22 years in the UAE, Ian has had the opportunity to be involved with every facet of business management, from business development, product management, channel sales management, account management to channel motivation programs and promotions.

A practicioner of Yoga, Ian believes that his practice has helped him grow stronger, more flexible and fearless both on and off the mat. Ian also loves traveling, visiting new places and experiencing new cultures.

 
Mustafa Ahmed
Director of Student Outreach

Mustafa is a graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai with a Bachelors in Computer Science. He is an technology enthusiast that passionately enjoys improving process quality through the use of technology and innovative solutions.

He enjoys working out and recently took up photography as a hobby. Mustafa is also a contestant on a Reality TV show - Checkmate 2.0

 
Hussain Ali Asgar
Director of Digital Marketing

Hussain was brought up in the United Arab Emirates, having studied at Dubai Scholars Private School. He joined the University of Wollongong in Dubai to pursue a degree in Marketing. While in university, he took up a course in Digital Marketing and that is when an interest for design and Social Media was born. Hussain is an avid sports football fan and his favorite teams are Manchester United and Real Madrid.

During his free time, he loves to take road trips with friends and explore some of the hidden spots in the Northern part of the UAE. Hussain likes to read during his spare time and one of his favorite books is 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck' by Mark Manson.

 
 
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